Baby wakes up at night

Dasilva - posted on 09/04/2015 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi mums,
My 6 month boy is still not sleeping trough the night. He falls a sleep easily around 19:30/20:00 but then wakes up around midnight and again at 3 in the morning like his done sleeping and he screams and cries. Some days he wakes up almost hourly after midnight.
I've started him on cereal before bed time as recommended by the nurse at baby health-station, I've tried giving him his pacifier, water, cuddling, singling, rocking him, even tried a bottle of formula and one of expressed milk and nothing puts him back to sleep! Well my boobs put him to sleep ☺️ but doctor says I should avoid it, since by giving him the breast when he wakes up I'm turning his sleep dependent on that...
Anyone had a similar situation?
I asked the doctor what could be and he's answer was vague to say the least! He told me that it can't be food because I'm feeding him cereal before bed so maybe it's a phase...
I could do with all the ideas and help you might have, I'm very tired this as been going on for over a month now.

Just some background info. My baby was until now exclusively breastfed, I'm struggling to make him have anything other then my breast, he hates the bottles!

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Dasilva - posted on 09/04/2015

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I have tried them all for 4 wks now Michelle.
Dove, that's what I thought as well, until I was told otherwise...
Thank you both for your help :)

Michelle - posted on 09/04/2015

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When you say you have tried those things, how long did you try for? It can take a week or so for them to get out of the habit of waking up.

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